Kingswood appoints specialist land buyer
Little Hoole-based Kingswood Homes has appointed Jordan Marsh to the newly-created role of land buyer.
Jordan studied Business Economics at the University of Liverpool and then undertook a Master’s in Real Estate Development at Manchester University, before joining Taylor Wimpey as a trainee land buyer in 2015.
He later went to work for Keepmoat Homes as land and partnerships manager before joining Kingswood.
Jordan's tasks in his new role will include ensuring the homebuilder is a key contender to acquire new sites as it plans to increase its output from 100 to 200 homes a year. In the North West land market, there may be between 10 and 20 other housebuilders interested in available land.
"My role is to make sure that the Kingswood name is out there and considered for these land opportunities," said Jordan.
“The business plan at Kingswood is to grow quite significantly over the next five years. To do that, we need to bring in suitable sites, to be able to deliver the new homes at the level they need to support that growth.
"A large part of the role is meeting land agents and consultants and being able to talk knowledgably about what’s going on in the wider industry and the economy. My title is land buyer, but it’s more of a business development role, looking for opportunities that will work for Kingswood."
Paul Jones, managing director of Kingswood Homes, said: "The creation of the land buyer role is an integral part of our growth plan as it’s only through acquiring new sites that we’ll be able to meet our ambitious targets.
"Jordan is a welcome addition to the team, bringing a fresh perspective and lots of enthusiasm. We’re confident that he will be able to help us add additional sites to our portfolio, enabling the business to deliver much-needed high quality homes."
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